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white lead

 (lĕd)
n.
A heavy white poisonous powder, essentially basic lead carbonate, used in paint pigments.

white lead

(lɛd)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) Also called: ceruse a white solid usually regarded as a mixture of lead carbonate and lead hydroxide; basic lead carbonate: used in paint and in making putty and ointments for the treatment of burns. Formula: 2PbCO3.Pb(OH)2
2. (Elements & Compounds) either of two similar white pigments based on lead sulphate or lead silicate
3. (Elements & Compounds) a type of putty made by mixing white lead with boiled linseed oil

white′ lead′

(lɛd)
n.
1. a white heavy powder of basic lead carbonate, 2PbCO3∙Pb(OH)2, used as a pigment, in putty, and in ointments for burns.
2. putty made from white lead in oil.
[1400–50]
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Noun1.white lead - a poisonous white pigment that contains lead
pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
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